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Candidate

  John Booth
Independent - Genuine Labour
Hartlepool

Elected in 2001? No
Education
Batley Grammar School
Reading University
John Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, Bologna and Washington DC

Non-political career
Journalist for Durham Advertiser
Aycliffe Chronicle
Evening Advertiser in Swindon
Yorkshire Post in Leeds
Washington Post in Washington DC
Financial Gazette in Harare
The Guardian
The European
The Observer. Head of Public and Parliamentary Affairs, National Union of Teachers 1982-4
Chief Press Officer, Labour Party HQ 1986. Since 1986 Freelance Journalist and Teacher of Journalism, Morley College and the London College of Printing.

Political career
Member of Labour Party since 1970
Contested 1974 General Election, Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Member of SERA, War on Want, Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
CND and Action for Southern Africa

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